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England to play Switzerland in final pre-Euro 2022 friendly

Ali Rampling
England will play Switzerland before Euro 2022
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England will play Switzerland in Zurich in their final warm up fixture prior to Euro 2022 kicking off.

The Euros begin at Old Trafford on 6 July, with the Lionesses already scheduled to play the Netherlands and Belgium as part of their pre-tournament preparations.

England's final friendly will see them take on Switzerland at the Letzigrund Stadium on Thursday 30 June as part of a five-day overseas training camp. The kick-off time is yet to be confirmed.

England last travelled to Switzerland in June 2017 as part of their preparations for Euro 2017, running out 4-0 winners. Switzerland are currently ranked 19th in the world, and are in Group C at Euro 2022.

Prior to the clash with Switzerland, the Lionesses will host Belgium at Molineux - where the team lifted the Arnold Clark Cup in February - on Thursday 16 June, before welcoming the Netherlands to Elland Road on Friday 24 June. Both fixtures will kick off at 8pm.

“I am very happy to be finishing our EURO build-up with another big game, this time away in Switzerland," said England boss Sarina Wiegman. "Before the match, it will be helpful to spend some time abroad as we step up our work on the training ground. The change of environment will come at just the right time for the squad and help focus our minds on the challenges to come.

“We will then return to England refreshed and ready to go for the opening Euro
match and I am delighted to see how excited everyone already is for the summer.

"Before Switzerland, we hope the fans will turn out to see us in Wolverhampton and
Leeds, especially with our group games sold out. We certainly can’t wait to feel their support once again.”